A few weeks ago my friend and fellow Australian photographer Stephen Wong launched his very own digital magazine called Images Of Nudes (ION), a community-oriented digital magazine.
I had the chance to sit down with Stephen in Brisbane and to chat about his motives, vision, the editorial concept, business model, and more. Check it yourself:
About Stephen Wong, Photographer, ION Founder & Editor In Chief
Stephen Wong is an award-winning, professional photographer from Sydney, Australia, accredited by the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP).
Stephen first developed his interest in the female nude when he read Andre de Dienes’s classic book, ‘Nudes, My Camera and I’. He never expected that interest to be more than academic until a few years ago when a friend asked him to photograph her portfolio. The results encouraged him to develop his abilities as a glamour and art nude photographer. Since then, shooting female nudes has become a regular activity.
Stephen’s nude photography has been published internationally in VOLO, Australian Photography, MOLL Magazine, Modellenland Magazine, and Nymph Magazine. Until recently, he was the editor for MONITOR, one of the monthly publications of the Australian Photographic Society.
About eMag “Images Of Nudes”
Images of Nudes (ION) was conceived as a positive community-oriented magazine to confront the negative attitudes towards nude photography and nudity in general.
The nude remains a controversial subject across all media, but more so in photography because of its inherent realism. Especially mainstream social media platforms do not permit nudity, impose censorship and punish offenders who fail to comply. They thereby reinforce the myth that all nudity is somehow obscene, sinful and shameful. This point-of-view is archaic and unhealthy.
Between its covers, this magazine promotes and celebrates the art, the beauty, and the sensuality of tasteful nude images in its many forms, from implied nudes to glamour and landscape nudes, and explores the boundary between erotica and art. Without fear of censorship and without shame.
ION magazine is a free digital publication. Support this initiative by sharing the magazine with your friends and family. Invite them to visit the magazine’s website. Most importantly, if you are creating artistic nude images, show your support by becoming a contributor.